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Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S Advance vs Sony Xperia sola

July 3, 2012
By Yudhi

Translated by Nigel Chew

03 July 2012 – Samsung has a proven track record with its flagship Galaxy S II, with its influence seen in the Galaxy S Advance, a slightly tweaked version of the same device. Sony on the other hand has a brand new line of NXT series devices, one of them the Xperia sola which will be put head to head against the Galaxy S Advance.

The Galaxy S Advance is the bigger device of the two, measuring at 123.2 x 63 x 9.7 mm, while the Xperia sola is at 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm. The Galaxy S Advance is also the heavier device at 120 grams, as opposed to the Xperia sola which weighs 107 grams.

Given its dimensions, the Galaxy S Advance is able to fit in a very reasonable 4.0-inch screen (480 x 800 pixels in resolution), while the Xperia sola crams in a 3.7-inch display, although it offers a higher resolution at 480 x 854 pixels.

Both devices run on a fairly similar 1.0 GHz dual core processor, although the Galaxy S Advance offers more RAM at 768MB, while the Xperia sola manages with only 512MB of RAM. The Galaxy S Advance comes in 8GB and 16GB variants, while the Xperia sola comes only in an 8GB flavour. Thankfully, the two devices can have their internal storage upgraded via microSD cards of up to 32GB.

The Galaxy S Advance is powered by a 1500 mAh battery while the Xperia sola has a smaller 1320 mAh battery. On paper, the Galaxy S Advance should theoretically last you a bit longer, but as always, it all boils down to your own usage patterns.

In conclusion, both the Samsung Galaxy S Advance offers marginally better hardware than the Xperia sola, although the latter is much more economical as you are able to get hold of it for under a grand, while the Galaxy S Advance is a bit steeper.


Samsung Galaxy S Advance

3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 5.0 MP camera, 16GB Memory, Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread)

The Galaxy S Advance has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with 480 x 800 resolution pixels as we previously reported. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor bundled with 768MB of RAM, and it runs on Android 2.3 with TouchWix user interface.

The phone includes a 5-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, an 8GB or 16GB internal storage and a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery. It also supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.

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Sony Xperia sola

3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 5.0 MP camera, 8GB Memory, Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) 

Sony is adding another smartphone to its fledging ranks, the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powered Sola.

Touted is its brand new 'floating touch' navigation, which enables web browsing without touching the screen. Floating touch allows users to navigate the web by hovering their finger above the screen so it acts like a moving curser, without having to touch the screen. Once desired link is found it can be highlighted and a simple tap will load the page.

In addition to the floating touch, the smartphone comes with a 3.7-inch Reality Display (with a Mobile Bravia Engine), a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Xperia SmartTags support, as well as 3D surround sound.

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